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The Legend of Timm Thaler or The Boy Who Sold His Laughter

English title: The Legend of Timm Thaler or The Boy Who Sold His Laughter
Original title: Timm Thaler oder Das verkaufte Lachen
German title: Timm Thaler oder Das verkaufte Lachen
Germany, 2016

Director: Dresen, Andreas
Production company: Constantin Film, Rolize
Co-producers: ZDF, ARRI Media, B.A. Produktion, Trixter & Cinemendo
Age recommendation: 6 years and up
Length: 102 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
Timm Thaler is poor, but he laughs a lot, and often. His laughter is so charming and contagious that the diabolical Baron Lefuet wants, at all costs, to have it for himself. And so the world's richest man makes the boy a dubious offer: if Timm agrees to sell him his laugh, he'll win every bet he ever makes in the future. After hesitating at first, Timm signs the contract. But though he can now seemingly fulfill his every wish, without his laugh, he is a different person. Of all of Timm's friends, only Ida and Kreschimir continue to stick with him. Together they hope to rescue Timm from the clutches of the baron and, through a clever trick, win back his his inimitable laugh.

Marketing strategies:
Based on the novel by James Krüss.

Festivals:
Kino Kino CFF Zagreb 2017 (awarded), Golden Sparrow Gera & Erfurt 2017, Schlingel Chemnitz 2017 (awarded), Cinemagic Belfast 2017, Kinderfilmtage im Ruhrgebiet 2017, Kinderfilmfest Muenster 2017, Chicago CFF 2017 (awarded), Juniorfest Plzen 2017

Study guide: German

World sales address/es:
Beta Cinema (D)

Sold to:
Constantin (DE)